Before attending a class at Transcend, I was primarily focusing on running with very few ‘cross training days.’ Within my first month, I realized that Transcend and Mortez were a great fit for me. Just the other day I was able to squat using a barbell with some weights! I’d never dreamed of doing that before! When I started at Transcend, it was hard enough for me to do a squat just with my body weight, but Mortez has worked me up to using a weight I never thought possible.
Mortez is great at working you hard and challenging you during each class. He’s not one to scream and yell, but if he does yell down your way, it’s to encourage you to get a move on. He knows you can handle it and reminds you of that. Sometimes he even joins in to help motivate you! Mortez and Dyan actually came out to support me in my first ever half marathon. Seeing them on the course gave me such a boost and I was able to finish a lot stronger than I had thought.
It’s great to attend a gym where the owners are great people and the other members are also supportive. I always have a good time during classes, even if I feel like I can’t do that last push up. Overall, I feel stronger, happier and healthier since starting with Transcend. I can’t recommend this gym and Mortez enough.
~ Shaye M.